I save links in Safari's Reading List on my iPhone so I can reference them later. Sharing them here on my blog is their final resting place. Once posted here, I remove the links from my reading list and the cycle of cruft can begin again. It's a similar process to—and as exciting as—defragmenting your hard drive
. How many hours did I spend watching the defrag visualization colors rearrange themselves in Windows Disk Defragmenter
? That's rhetorical, but many. Many hours. Of watching. Now you too can watch the metaphorical defrag colors along with me:
First, go listen to the latest episode of Matt Haughey's podcast Hobby Horse
where he interviews people about their side projects. In Episode 4 he talks with Erica Baker about ancestry and geneology
and it absolutely changed the way I look at family trees. We’re all connected in ways I hadn’t thought about before. So great—go listen!
While I'm talking podcasts, Gimlet has a new one out called The Habitat
that I'm hooked on after one episode. It's about a NASA study to determine how six humans live together for a year in a confined space. They're trying to simulate the conditions that people would live in on a mission to Mars. You can binge the whole thing.
Last week I posted about the SmugMug/Flickr exchange and I've been enjoying the takes: Tom Coates
, Ben Cerveny
, Jim Ray
, and for context this 2012 article (cold take?) by Mat Honan: How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
Did you know you can look up at least some of the interests Twitter has assigned to you
for personalized advertising? I was surprised at how accurate some of the more obscure interests were but I shouldn't be. We need more privacy
and dumber phones
Google set up a new way to query information in books called Talk to Books
. As an introvert I feel like Google really gets
me with this project, you know? I'll just be over here talking to books.
a tumblr dedicated to gathering depictions of floppy disks in anime
. It's even better than it sounds.
ok, off to delete my reading list. Defrag complete!